Yoga: 12-1 p.m., Mondays, for all levels, and new class! Curvy Yoga for people of all shapes and sizes 12-1 p.m. Tuesdays (starting Sept. 24), Westside Yoga Center, $15 drop-in fee/$12 per class with card, and special offers (see website).
Writing As Gratitude: A Workshop for People with Serious Illness Or Their Caregivers: 1-5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 17, Turning Point: The Center for Hope & Healing, Leawood, KS: Writing in our truest voices and with our whole selves can be a form of prayer, a meditation, and a practice of gratitude, no matter what challenges we face. In our November workshop, with Thanksgiving looming close, we will focus our writing spirit on seeing more clearly and writing more fully about what sustains us, and what we appreciate most in ourselves, others and the living earth and sky. Come join us for a retreat into our creative spirit. Open to all who want to write (whether you do all the time or want to dip your toes in the water). Workshop is free, but pre-registration required.
The Generous Spirit of Writing Alone and In Community: A Workshop for People with Serious Illness or Their Caregivers: 1-5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 15, Turning Point: The Center for Hope & Healing, Leawood, KS: Writing can help us not only discover what we have to say to ourselves and the world, but through writing together, we can give and receive the gift of community, one that shows us all that we’re not alone and helps us celebrate our creative spirit. Be part of the welcoming circle we make together by witnessing others and allowing our own writing and life stories to be witnessed. We’ll also discuss ways to practice writing alone. Open to all who write or want to start writing. Workshop is free, but pre-registration required.
Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor & Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other, presentation and discussion, 6 p.m. dinner followed by services, presentation and discussion, Fri., Jan. 9, Temple B’Nai Israel, 4901 N. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.
Poetry Playhouse: Online Class: Jan. 13 – Mar. 23, The Loft. Create a whole collection of new and revised poetry through entering the playhouse to explore, experiment, play, rest, unearth, and renovate your writing while honing in on your increased capacity to create, craft, and revise your poetry. Offered online, allowing you to work closely with class participants and with Caryn in the comfort of your own home and at whatever hours you choose.
Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor & Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other, 7-8:30 p.m., Osher Institute, Meadowlark Community Room, Meadowlark Retire Community, Manhattan, KS.
Writing About Life’s Hard Stuff: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sat., April 5, The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave., Minn., MN. Learn how to cultivate enough distance and magic to write strong and transformative poetry, fiction or memoir about charged, painful or tender moments. To avoid spinning your wheels, we’ll explore how and when to write about life’s hard stuff, write from innovative prompts, and discuss how to further develop your work. Ample handouts abound.
Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor & Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other, presentation 10:30 a.m., April 13, 2014, Temple Beth Shalom, Topeka, KS.
Brave Voice: Writing & Singing for Your Life, six-day retreat led by Kelley Hunt & Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, May 11-17, 2014, White Memorial Camp, Council Grove, KS